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Build Your Business Acumen

FULL-TIME MBA

Invest in Your Future

Earn your MBA degree in as little as 16 months with the immersive, individualized Full-time MBA program at St. Thomas. Join a cohort of fellow MBA students, and work through the core curriculum together. In our experiential learning model, you’ll gain real-world knowledge and skills through case studies, simulations, practical exercises and internships. Along the way, you’ll build your professional network of peers, alumni and prospective employers.

We developed the Full-time MBA curriculum in partnership with leading employers, to ensure that you gain the skills they value. Customize your degree with electives and optional Graduate Certificates. The program is challenging, but you won’t do it alone. You’ll have the support of your cohort, an engaged and accessible faculty, your advisor, and a growing network of professional connections.

95%
of students land internships
81%
of students accept a job within 3 months of graduation
56%
average salary increase for Full-time MBA graduates

Program Overview

  • Format & Schedule
  • Admission Requirements
  • MBA+
  • Career Impact
  • Graduate Certificates
  • Format & Schedule

    The Full-time MBA program features core, lab, and elective courses in an immersive, hands-on curriculum. All Full-time MBA students are required to earn a total of 53.5 credits:
    • 11 core courses
    • 3 lab courses in leadership, communications, ethics
    • 4 to 6 elective courses and an option to pursue a graduate business certificate
    • 1 global business/study abroad course

    Complete your degree in 16 months (three semesters), with the flexibility to extend the program to 21 months (four semesters). New Full-time MBA cohorts start every year in late August.

    Explore the Curriculum

    Admission Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree in any subject
    • Application form and essays
    • 2 years’ work experience recommended
    • 2 letters of recommendation
    • GMAT or GRE
    See Application Checklist

    MBA+

    Enhance Your Degree for No Additional Cost

    MBA+ credits allow you to take additional graduate-level business courses within three years of graduation at no additional charge. MBA+ courses are ideal if:

    • You start a new job, and realize you need to develop your knowledge and skills in a specific area
    • Your job responsibilities grow, and you need to acquire skills to match the demands of the new role
    • You want to expand your knowledge to prepare for a future career shift  

    Want details about MBA+? Please contact us

    Career Impact

    Work hard to get your MBA, and it will pay off. After earning a Full-time MBA, St. Thomas alumni report positive impacts on their careers—from salary increases to promotions and new business ventures.

    See Career Impact Facts and Figures

    Graduate Certificates

    Move your career forward faster by earning a graduate certificate while you complete your Full-time MBA.

    Explore Our Graduate Certificate Options

    Format & Schedule

    The Full-time MBA program features core, lab, and elective courses in an immersive, hands-on curriculum. All Full-time MBA students are required to earn a total of 53.5 credits:
    • 11 core courses
    • 3 lab courses in leadership, communications, ethics
    • 4 to 6 elective courses and an option to pursue a graduate business certificate
    • 1 global business/study abroad course

    Complete your degree in 16 months (three semesters), with the flexibility to extend the program to 21 months (four semesters). New Full-time MBA cohorts start every year in late August.

    Explore Our Graduate Certificate Options

    Admission Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree in any subject
    • Application form and essays
    • 2 years’ work experience recommended
    • 2 letters of recommendation
    • GMAT or GRE
    Explore Our Graduate Certificate Options

    MBA+

    Enhance Your Degree for No Additional Cost

    MBA+ credits allow you to take additional graduate-level business courses within three years of graduation at no additional charge. MBA+ courses are ideal if:

    • You start a new job, and realize you need to develop your knowledge and skills in a specific area
    • Your job responsibilities grow, and you need to acquire skills to match the demands of the new role
    • You want to expand your knowledge to prepare for a future career shift  

    Want details about MBA+? Please contact us

    Explore Our Graduate Certificate Options

    Career Impact

    Work hard to get your MBA, and it will pay off. After earning a Full-time MBA, St. Thomas alumni report positive impacts on their careers—from salary increases to promotions and new business ventures.

    Explore Our Graduate Certificate Options

    Graduate Certificates

    Move your career forward faster by earning a graduate certificate while you complete your Full-time MBA.

    Explore Our Graduate Certificate Options

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    Full-Time MBA

    The St. Thomas Full-time MBA offers hands-on approach to learning to help students develop their leadership skills and competencies sought by employers. In our program, students develop industry-preferred skills through our communications, leadership and ethics labs in a team-based collaborative environment.

    Featured Courses

    Entrepreneurial Thinking

    This is a brief, introductory course designed to help the general manager understand what it takes to identify and evaluate new opportunities, and to transform innovations into profitable businesses. In this course, students will begin developing key skills and knowledge necessary for applying the entrepreneurial process within the corporate context.

    Applied Business Research

    In this course, you’ll harness the concepts you’ve learned in the first semester of the program to consult with a Twin Cities organization with a current business problem, or to assess a current opportunity. Teams of students will design, implement and report on this business project, and will be evaluated by both the professor(s) and the clients for whom they conduct the project.

    Leader Development Labs

    In three distinct lab courses, you’ll do activities to discover and articulate your unique business strengths, develop knowledge and skills in self-management, and learn to operationalize your ethical values on an interpersonal level.

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    St. Thomas Opus College of Business is an incredible place to learn, meet inspiring peers and mentors, and build a strong career path. Don't just take our word for it—experience St. Thomas firsthand. Visit a class, attend an info session, or chat with the admissions team.